Competition categories

Grand Prix Thailand

A – Category – open repertoire

A1 – Children’s choirs up to 12 years of age

A2 – Children’s choirs up to 16 years of age

A3 – Youth choirs

A4 – Adult choirs – mixed voices (S, A, T, B)

A5 – Adult choirs – equal voices (S, S, A, A, / T, T, B, B)

A6 – Chamber choirs

A7 – Senior Choirs

 

B – Category – Sacred music (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

The repertoire must contain only sacred music pieces.

The repertoire must contain one piece composed before 1700.

 

C – Category – Folklore (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

The pieces should be Ethnic/Traditional music or pieces arranged from ethnic/traditional music.

The repertoire must contain one piece from the choir’s country of origin.

 

D – Category – Popular music (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

The repertoire must contain only spiritual, gospel, pop and jazz music pieces.

 

E – Category – Contemporary music (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

The repertoire must contain only pieces composed after 1945.

 

 

Children’s choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: All children’s choirs’ categories are defined by the age limit. All singers must be under 16 years of age (including 16-year-old).

Participants may exceed maximum 2 years of age and report this occasion to organisers in advance. Organizers allow exception for 10% of singers.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 16.

Time limit: Clear time limit of 10 minutes is given for children’s choirs. Clear time does not include time taken by transfers on/off stage, time between pieces or applause.

Total performance duration is 15 minutes for children’s choirs. In case the time limit is exceeded the jury will terminate the competition performance of the choir.

 

Youth choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: All youth choirs’ categories are defined by age limit 26 years of age. All singers must be under 26 years of age (including 26-year old).

Participants may exceed maximum 2 years of age and report this occasion to organisers in advance. Organizers allow exceptions for 10% of singers.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 16.

Time limit: Clear time limit of 15 minutes is given for youth choirs. Clear time does not include time taken by transfers on/off stage, time between pieces or applause.

Total performance duration is 20 minutes for youth choirs. In case the time limit is exceeded the jury will terminate the competition performance of the choir.

 

Adult choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: There is no age limit in adult choirs’ categories.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 16

Time limit: Clear time limit of 15 minutes is given for adult choirs. Clear time does not include time taken by transfers on/off stage, time between pieces or applause.

Total performance duration is 20 minutes for adult choirs. In case the time limit is exceeded the jury will terminate the competition performance of the choir.

 

Chamber choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: There is no age limit in chamber choirs’ categories.

Number of singers: The maximum number of singers is 16.

Time limit: Clear time limit of 15 minutes is given for chamber choirs. Clear time does not include time taken by transfers on/off stage, time between pieces or applause.

Total performance duration is 20 minutes for adult choirs. In case the time limit is exceeded the jury will terminate the competition performance of the choir

 

Senior choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: All singers must be above 50 years of age.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 16.

Time limit: Clear time limit of 15 minutes is given for adult choirs. Clear time does not include time taken by transfers on/off stage, time between pieces or applause.

Total performance duration is 20 minutes for adult choirs. In case the time limit is exceeded the jury will terminate the competition performance of the choir.